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Peet, Richard (1940-)

  • By: Philip E. Steinberg
  • In: Encyclopedia of Geography
  • Edited by: Barney Warf
  • Subject:General Geography, Earth & Environmental Science

One of radical geography's most passionate and vociferous promoters, Richard Peet has devoted his career to exposing the ways in which power and inequality are manifested in global society. Although in some senses Peet's career reveals remarkable consistency and stability—since receiving his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1968, he has been a professor at Clark University, and his commitment to Marxism has been unwavering—the focus of his analysis has shifted over the decades.

Peet was an early promoter of Marxism in geography, founding the radical geography journal Antipode in 1970, which he edited until 1985, as well as editing an early collection of radical geography essays in 1977. Peet's own version of Marxist geography had (and continues to have) a strong environmental focus, ...

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